Instrument panel power outlet


An accessory power outlet is optional equipment on this model. The power outlet is installed in the instrument panel lower bezel, which is located near the center of the instrument panel, below the radio.

The power outlet base is secured by a snap fit within the instrument panel lower bezel. A plastic protective cap snaps into the power outlet base when the power outlet is not being used, and hangs from the power outlet base mount by an integral bail strap while the power outlet is in use.

The power outlet receptacle unit and the accessory power outlet protective cap are available for service.

The power outlet receptacle cannot be repaired and, if faulty or damaged, it must be replaced.


The power outlet base or receptacle shell is connected to ground, and an insulated contact in the bottom of the shell is connected to battery current.

The power outlet receives battery voltage from a fuse in the Power Distribution Center (PDC) at all times.

While the power outlet is very similar to a cigar lighter base unit, it does not include the two small spring-clip retainers inside the bottom of the receptacle shell that are used to secure the cigar lighter heating element to the insulated contact.

    Dodge Durango (DN) 1998-2003 Service Manual


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